Posted: February 1, 2017 in MUSIC
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Future Islands

On April 7th, Future Islands will be releasing their fifth album, “The Far Field”. It is their first album since 2014’s Singles. 2014 was something of a breakthrough for the 11-year-old synthpop band: a passionate, amazing Late Show With Letterman performance of their single “Seasons (Waiting on You)” went viral, introducing millions of people to the band’s brand of honest, open-hearted longing.

“The Far Field” refines and builds on the breakthroughs of their 2014 album Singles, bursting with undeniable hooks and disarmingly honest lyrics written by Samuel T. Herring (vocals, lyrics), William Cashion (bass, guitars) and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming).

Across “The Far Field”’s twelve chest-pounding love songs and odes to the road, Future Islands brilliantly expresses the band’s central themes they’ve been exploring for the last decade: that there is power in emotional vulnerability, that one can find a way to laugh and cry in the same breath – and be stronger for it.

The Far Field is something of their celebrity album. It was recorded in Los Angeles at Sunset Sound, where the Beach Boys and Prince have recorded. Blondie’s Debbie Harry features in late-LP track “Shadows”. The album was produced with indie super-producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Sleater-Kinney, Cloud Nothings) and will (finally!) feature live drums. You can listen to their efforts on first single “Ran”,

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